Obituary The Hodgson Report on Madame Blavatsky

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Obituary The Hodgson Report on Madame Blavatsky

By W.A. Carrithers

The Shrine and Surroundings

Of the Committee's two enumerated accusations put forward as proof of fraud by Mme. Blavatsky, the second was that the "Shrine" (cupboard), formerly located in the "Occult Room" at Theosophical Headquarters, Adyar, had been "a Conjurer's Box" (400), in which Mahatma letters and other objects appeared or disappeared when a hidden confederate reached in by a secret passageway at the back of the Shrine (204).

A. The Shrine:  Its Design and Construction
B. Location of the Shrine
C. Curtain and Wall-Cloth
D. Inspecting the Wall, March to October, 1883
E. The Almirah
F. The "Boarding" or Door
G. Relative Positions of Door and Shrine
H. The "Recess" and the "Bricked Frame"
I. The "Sideboard"
J. "Traces of the Hole in the Wall"



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